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People First of Wyoming
since First local group met in Cheyenne in 1986. Other local groups began after first state conference in 1992. State quarterly board meetings began with steering committee in 1996. Became non-profit 2004.

P O Box 15734

Cheyenne, WY 82003

Additional information:

Number of Active Members:
Statewide organization of 8 local, active chapters

Reason(s) the Group Meets:
Political, Social, Personal Skills

Products or Services Offered:
State and local board members will train people to start local chapters. Educate other community groups about People First. Teach people to speak up for themselves and their rights.

Board of Directors:
Yes

Mission/Vision Statement:
People First of Wyoming believe that individuals with disabilities and their families should have access to a wide range of supports and service that allow them choices about how they work, live, play in their communities. We believe that individuals with disabilities are contributors to their families, employers, and communities! We are People First our disabilities second. We Advocate: We are people with disabilities helping other people with disabilities. We are People First.

Typical Activities:
State board members meet quarterly to plan annual conference, trainings in self-advocacy and self-determination, and learn what each local chapter is doing as well as share with local groups the activities and news from state and national level. State board members made up of local chapter members. Most local chapters usually have monthly meetings in Cheyenne, Torrington, Sheridan, Lander, Thermopolis. Future chapters being planned in Laramie, Casper, Rock Springs and other towns. Call above numbers for further information. Works on issues important to members and partnering with other organizations working on common issues.

Publications:
People First of Wyoming Brochure (Updated, as needed) Video: “What People First Means To Me”, 15 minutes, (2000)

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